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Full Freeview on the BlaenPlwyf (Ceredigion, Wales) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the BlaenPlwyf (Ceredigion, Wales) transmitter which serves 17,000 homes. The bright green areas shown where the signal from this transmitter is strong, dark green areas are poorer signals. Those parts shown in yellow may have interference on the same frequency from other masts.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the BlaenPlwyf (Ceredigion, Wales) mast?

BLAENPLWYF transmitter - Possible weak signal Digital tick


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Which Freeview channels does the BlaenPlwyf transmitter broadcast?

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Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C27 (522.0MHz)331mDTG-340,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One Wales, 2 BBC Two Wales, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 14 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C24 (498.0MHz)331mDTG-340,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Wales), 4 S4C, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 7 Channel 4 (Wales) South ads, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Wales),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C21+ (474.2MHz)331mDTG-640,000W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 101 BBC One HD Wales, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 123 CBBC HD, 602 BBC Red Button 2, 603 BBC Red Button 3,

COM4
SDN
 H -6dB
C25 (506.0MHz)331mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 28 E4 (Wales), 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 58 ITV Be +1, 62 ITV4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 122 CITV, plus 21 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -6dB
C22+ (482.2MHz)331mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Movie Mix, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 Tru TV +1, 72 YourTV, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, plus 18 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -6dB
C28 (530.0MHz)331mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
 Al Jazeera English,  BT Sport 1 (not free), 18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 Spike, 38 Quest +1, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 59 BT Showcase (not free), 63 Community Channel, 64 CBS Action, 73 YourTV +1, 84 Dave ja vu, plus 19 others



DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

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The BlaenPlwyf (Ceredigion, Wales) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: .

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the BlaenPlwyf transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 113km south-southeast
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 115km south-southeast
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

How will the BlaenPlwyf (Ceredigion, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1950s~851984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-18
aerial groupVHFA KWWA KA KA K
C3BBCtv
C21C4C4C4+BBCB+BBCB+BBCB
C22+2+ArqA+ArqA+ArqA
C24ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4
C25+ASDNSDNSDN
C27BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCA
C28+1ArqBArqBArqB
C29+C
600C31BBC1BBC1BBC1
C32+B
C33+D
700C56C5C5

orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 10th February and 10th March 2010.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-4 100kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4dB) 40kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 10kW
Analogue 5(-14dB) 4kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*(-17dB) 2kW
Mux C*, Mux D*(-20dB) 1000W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Blaenplwyf transmitter area

Jan 1958-Jul 1968Television Wales and the West
Jul 1968-Feb 2004Harlech Television
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. BlaenPlwyf was not an original Channel 3 VHF 405-line mast: the historical information shown is the details of the company responsible for the transmitter when it began transmitting Channel 3.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Friday, 15 July 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:32 AM

BLAENPLWYF transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 03:34 today to 04:36 today. FM: Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 03:34 today to 04:33 today, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 03:34 today to 04:33 today, Radio Wales FM Weak Signal from 03:34 today to 04:33 today. [BBC]

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Saturday, 16 July 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

BLAENPLWYF transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 03:34 yesterday to 04:36 yesterday. FM: Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 03:34 yesterday to 04:33 yesterday, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 03:34 yesterday to 04:33 yesterday, Radio Wales FM Weak Signal from 03:34 yesterda [BBC]

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Sunday, 17 July 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

BLAENPLWYF transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 03:34 on 15 Jul to 04:36 on 15 Jul. FM: Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 03:34 on 15 Jul to 04:33 on 15 Jul, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 03:34 on 15 Jul to 04:33 on 15 Jul, Radio Wales FM Weak Signal from 03:34 on 15 Ju [BBC]

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Thursday, 4 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
2:32 PM

BLAENPLWYF transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 13:12 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10:58 today, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 10:58 today, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 10:58 today, Radio 4 FM Weak Signal from 10:58 today, Radio Cymru FM Weak Signal from 1 [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 111,022 posts Owner Owner xx
Transmitter engineering
5:32 PM

BLAENPLWYF transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 13:12 today to 13:56 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10:58 today to 14:54 today, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 10:58 today to 14:54 today, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 10:58 today to 14:54 today, Radio 4 FM Wea [BBC]

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Friday, 5 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:32 AM

BLAENPLWYF transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 13:12 yesterday to 13:56 yesterday. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10:58 yesterday to 14:54 yesterday, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 10:58 yesterday to 14:54 yesterday, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 10:58 yesterday to [BBC]

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Saturday, 6 August 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:32 AM

BLAENPLWYF transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 13:12 on 04 Aug to 13:56 on 04 Aug. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10:58 on 04 Aug to 14:54 on 04 Aug, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 10:58 on 04 Aug to 14:54 on 04 Aug, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 10:58 on 04 Aug to [BBC]

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Friday, 16 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
7:32 AM

BLAENPLWYF transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 07:51 on 14 Sep to 08:23 on 14 Sep. FM: Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 11:40 yesterday to 12:05 yesterday, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 10:13 yesterday to 11:08 yesterday, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 10:13 yesterday to [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 111,022 posts Owner Owner xx
Saturday, 17 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:32 AM

BLAENPLWYF transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 07:51 on 14 Sep to 08:23 on 14 Sep. FM: Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 11:40 on 15 Sep to 12:05 on 15 Sep, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 10:13 on 15 Sep to 11:08 on 15 Sep, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 10:13 on 15 Sep to [BBC]

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Tuesday, 20 September 2016
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